Galena, Illinois: An Ame
ILLINOIS HISTORiSAL SU81EY
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AN AMERICAN HERITAGE
Highlights of its History
GUIDE BOOK and MAP
HUMS HISTORICAL SIHBEf
ON SCENIC U. S. 20
The General U. S. Grant Highway
THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
the Scenic North-South highway
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD
GREYHOUND BUS LINES
AIR CONDITIONED or AIR COOLED ROOMS
^ THE Q£j SOTO HOUSE nas maintained more than a century of
continuous hospitality. It was the center of activities and festivities during
the Civil War era. TODAY offers you a choice of 60 guest rooms, from
modest to the finest! TV and free parking.
GALENA— The Ideal Spot for Conventions, Vacation and weekends.
Tourist Information and Convention Bureau.
Write to: — De Soto House, Galena, Illinois
Copyright Virginia R. Carroll 1961
MANITOUMI LAND --THE LAND OF GOD
GALENA was a lusty roaring boom-border river port, and a supply depot for the North
west territory, when Chicago was little more than a crossroad.
THE INDIANS believed that "Man-
itou" — the Great Spirit — dwelled in this
hilly paradise nestled between the Rock,
Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers.
LEAD, FUR, AND THE RIVER
brought the earliest white settlers, and
by 1830 the area population was close tc
10,000. River traffic increased steadily
until the late 1850's with commercial
steamers and regular packet service op-
erating from Galena south to St. Louis
and north to St. Paul.
GALENA'S MARKETS via this
water route were far flung, — thru New
Orleans to the eastern seaboard and
thence on to European ports. Between
1850 and 1860 Galena was the lead min-
ing capital of the country and the com-
mercial capital of the Upper Mississippi
THE RAILROADS which brought
growth and greatness to Chicago, sealed
the doom of Galena's commercial domi-
nance. Traffic on the river route de-
clined as trade of the interior states was
shipped overland to the seaboard via rail,
military roads, and subsequently by high-
THIS CHANGE in the pattern of
trade routes in the decade preceding 1860,
gradually severed the economic cord
which previously had bound the upper
Mississippi Valley states to the southern
IN RETROSPECT we can see how
this east-west ribbon of rail brought the
northern states closer together in eco-
nomic dependence, and THEREBY
STRENGTHENED SUPPORT OF THE
UNION DURING THE CIVIL WAR
LEAD WAS THE MAGNET THAT BROUGHT
THE FIRST SETTLERS
THE PRESENCE OF LEAD ORE
in the upper Mississippi Valley (now
parts of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois)
was reported by French explorers as ear-
ly as 1658. This was the first major lead-
producing section in the United States.
THE PROMISE OF WEALTH
brought men from all directions to claw
at the earth's surface in the hope of
striking "pay dirt."
THE MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE
The Galena mine area was included
in that famous wildcat promotion scheme
launched in 1717, when glowing tales of
the rich mineral fields of the upper Mis-
sissippi Valley reached John Law, Scotch
adventurer in Paris, France Fraudu-
lently claiming that this rich mineral
area was under development by his "Com-
pany of the West" his stocks pyramided,
then collapsed, and the "Mississippi
Bubble" was broken.
ILLINOIS— THE "SUCKER" STATE
Many of the early Fever River pros-
pectors traveled overland in covered wag-
ons; others came by keelboat. Some
brought their families and only enough
supplies for the summer months. These
southerners could not stand the severe
Illinois winters, so they worked the mines
in the summer and fall, returning to
their homes before winter set in.
They were dubbed "Suckers" after
the migratory fish that seasonally trav-
eled up and down the mighty Mississippi.
From this origin Illinois is still called the
"Sucker" state; Illinoisans are referred
to as "Suckers".
"GALENA" IS BORN!
Mining proved so lucrative that by
1826 not only miners but farmers, mer-
chants, mechanics, and professional men
were arriving in Galena in large num-
bers. Often a farmer following his plow
would hear the rumble caused by a min-
er's blast deep below his furrow.
It was December 27, 1826, when the
mining settlement known as "LaPointe"
kicked off its swaddling clothes and be
came a town named "Galena". A town
which within a year mushroomed into a
hundred and fifteen houses and stores.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
granted leases to early miners, calling
for a ten percent royalty on the lead
produced; later the rate was reduced to
six percent. However, collecting the roy-
alty was not successful, and the Govern-
ment decided, in 1847, to sell the lands
By the 1850's mining became costlier
as the shallow diggings were worked out,
and expensive machinery became neces-
sary for depth mining.
LEAD AND ZINC are currently be-
ing mined in this area, by Eagle-Picher
Company and by Tri-State Zinc Inc.
Illinois Central Engine at Galena,
beside the scale used to weigh pig lead —
when Galena area supplied more than 80
percent of this country's lead output.
STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND!
SIDNEY — Stemwheel packet and excursion paddleboat. Wood hull 221.3' x 35.5', en-
gines 17's, 5Vfe* stroke, four boilers.
Sounds of the calliope and strains of
sweet music from the band wafted on the
breeze when sidewheeler and sternwheel
paddleboats appeared as beautiful swan-
like visions floating regally on the water
with paddlewheels churning a misty
Steamers pulled into the Galena levee
with banners streaming, flags flying and
bands playing — amid the huzzas of the
passengers and those lined at the shore.
On special occasions the cannon of the
city guards thundered its throaty wel-
ULYSSES S. GRANT was thirty-
eight years old when he moved to Galena
— in 1860 — arriving with his wife and
their four small children, aboard the
ITASCA Sidewheet packet, wood hull (1857-1868), 230* x 35', Engines 22' s,l-ft. stroke,
4 boilers, 560 tons. Paddlewheels 28* diameter, 10* buckets.
illustrations Courtesy Steamboat Photo Bank
THE "IRON HORSE"
CHANGED THE TIDE OF TRAVEL AND COMMERCE
The Illinois Central's No. 1
Thousands of people came to Galena,
"The First American Klondike", by
conestoga wagon, buckboard, on horse-
back, by foot, and by steamboat. They
came from all parts of this country and
from European countries.
In 1825 Oliver Kellogg broke a wagon
trail from Peoria to Dixon and on to
Galena, but travel was slow, hazardous
The year of 1850 marked the real be-
ginning of the railway era in Illinois.
The Illinois Central launched a wide-
spread publicity campaign, drawing at-
tention to climate, resources and oppor-
tunity in this then "far west" country.
ADVERTISEMENTS carrying illus-
trations of farm crops, cattle grazing on
fertile prairies, scenes of peace and
plenty, beckoned hardy sons of toil to
Illinois, "The Garden of America".
Later the Illinois Central Railroad sold
land to these settlers at $1.25 per acre.
Purchase could be made at 50c down pay-
ment per acre, with seven years in which
to pay the remainder. Holders of govern-
ment script could purchase land for 62^c
BUILDING A PIONEER RAILROAD
was a formidable undertaking. The work
was done by men of brawn and courage,
with shovels, picks, crow bars and sledge
hammers. Hundreds of oxteams and
horse-teams were required to transport
materials and supplies.
As many as ten thousand workmen were
employed at one time on different sec-
tions of track.
AT 41/2 P- M. ON NOVEMBER 8, 1854,
A THIRTEEN-GUN SALUTE AN-
NOUNCED ARRIVAL OF THE ILLIN-
OIS CENTRAL TRAIN IN GALENA,
CARRYING DIGNITARIES AND OUT-
OF-TOWN GUESTS WHO CAME
HERE TO CELEBRATE COMPLE-
TION OF THE IRON RAILS LINKING
GALENA WITH CHICAGO AND THE
A PROCESSION FORMED AT THE
RAILROAD DEPOT THEN MARCHED
TO THE DESOTO HOUSE WHERE
THE BANQUET WAS HELD IN THE
300-SEAT DINING ROOM.
HARDY PIONEERS TRANSFORMED
ILLINOIS from a desolate prairie.
Houses, schools and churches were erec-
ted near the little wooden railroad sta-
tions, and streets were platted.
THE "CIVILIZING RAILS" brought
people from every walk of life. Settle-
ments mushroomed into towns, and
between 1850 and 1860 "the population
of Illinois more than doubled"
DEPENDABLE YEAR-AROUND RAIL
SERVICE by all railroads aided agri-
cultural and industrial expansion and
contributed to the prosperity and growth
of the United States.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL ENGINE 1380;
an American-type locomotive, with a
4-4-0 wheel arrangement.
Illustrations Courtesy Illinois State Historical Library
View of Galena during the romantic era when all upper Mississippi River
traffic registered cargo at the U. S. Customs office here.
GALENA — County seat of Jo Daviess County. Cradled in majestic
hills "The Town That Time Forgot" is a living picture of a fabulous
era in the midwest's great historic past. NATIONALLY KNOWN.
PICK AND SHOVEL DAYS AT THE KIPP MINE
Mineral was brought to the surface in wooden tubs, where it was washed
to separate the mineral from the dirt.
GRANT HOME STATE MEMORIAL
THE 18TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES LIVED HERE! April 27, 1957 Gov-
ernor William G. Stratton dedicated the 12-
room Victorian house, which was restored
by the Illinois Department of Conservation.
The occasion was the Third Annual U. S.
Grant Pilgrimage; 900 Boy Scouts and Ex-
plorers participated in the dedication cere-
A TREASURE HOUSE OF EARLY AMER-
ICANA! Outstanding among the more
than 6,500 items, is the Thomas Nast
life-size oil painting "Peace In Union."
A "Civil War Room" places special em-
phasis on participation by residents of Jo
GALENA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM
Hon. E. B. Washburne was Secretary of
State under President U. S. Grant. Later
he was U. S. Ambassador to the Court
E. B. WASHBURNE HOME
From this home "Captain" U. S. Grant
answered President Abraham Lincoln's
jw&fc5&i^$w»^L& call for 75,000 men to save the Union.
Pre-war home of Ulysses S. Grant family
THE MAGIC CARPET !
YOU WILL LONG REMEMBER GALENA! It is mellow with the tones which only
the Master Painter can create; and situated in a scenic region the Indians called Mani-
toumi Land, the "Land of God".
The rich mineral resources lured men, and in the 1820's several thousands came here,
making it the richest town in the State. The fabulous paddleboat era swept the town
into its "Golden Decade of the Forties" as the most important commercial point on the
upper Mississippi River north of St. Louis.
Galena is fascinating! It defies the description of Illinois as a "Prairie State". Nestling
in the hills, it is surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty, and within the town
architectural treasures clinging to the hillsides - combined with its rich historic treas-
ures - create an Old World charm.
In this shrine-dotted town you will be awakened to a new kinship with early pioneers
and a deep feeling of awe. At the leisurely pace of yesteryear it will inspire you and
give you a deep feeling of reverence.
This American Heritage recalls a way of life more than a century ago, and a deep ap-
preciation of the struggles of pioneers clearing the land, building homes in the architec-
ture of their old world homelands. It will turn your thoughts to the romance, the ad-
venture, and the culture of that era, when they mined for lead, engaged in riverboat
commerce, built roads, and by their dreams and their efforts left their imprint in the
development of this great nation.
These were the men and women that played an important part in the Civil War. Galena
and this area contributed many great personalities to the Union, and it later was from
here that "Captain" Ulysses S. Grant left in 1861, later to become the greatest North-
This too was the town from which U. S. Grant left in 1869 to take office as 18th Presi-
dent of the United States.
Galena citizens are humbly proud of their heritage, and God-given natural resources
and scenic terrain. They are aware of the physical reminders here today for the teach-
ing of visual history of our American ideals.
History walks with you, as monuments to an illustrious past break through
at every turn. Here you will see original landmarks lived in by pioneers.
Architectural treasures, quaint nineteenth century charm and an air of
tranquility, are a pleasant relief from today's fast tempo of living.
THE ROAD TO ADVENTURE
Hospitable hotels and motels offer a selection of accommodations; restaurants of-
fer a variety of menus! Antique stores invite the antique-seeker! A novel shopping
center on quaint Main Street mingles with scenic and historic points of interest.
YEAR AROUND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES - Three parks, a swimming
pool, outdoor roller skating rink, daily fee golf course and bowling alley. Game and pan
fish. Fine hunting, including duck and deer hunting. View the shoreline of the mighty
Mississippi, from the deck of an excursion boat. Marine harbor now being developed.
Camping facilities, and picnicking locales nearby.
miles from Galena.
winter ski area and summer recreational facilities, nine
GALENA, located in the northwestern corner of Illinois, is centrally located for
many circular drives in nearby Iowa and Wisconsin as well as in Illinois. For instance,
Crystal Lake Cave in Dubuque, Iowa, The Grotto at Dickeyville, or Nelson Dewey Home
and Park at Cassville, Wisconsin. Or continue your drive to Prairie du Chien, and return
to Galena on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River. Apple River Canyon State Park,
the Mississippi Palisades are just a short, but scenic, drive from here.
YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR STAY IN GALENA! Bring the family, and your
camera or palette! For special Galena events, check the Calendar of Events in the
back of this book.
PEACE IN UNION
LIFE-SIZE OIL PAINTING IN GALENA MUSEUM
It was presented to the City of Galena by H. H. Kohlsaat at the 1895 Grant Birthday
ceremonies. The artist, Thomas Nast of Civil War fame, was present. Illustration, courtesy
Illinois State Library.
A, E-2 U. S « 2 BRIDG E Main St,
GaLENA - a boonTriver town when Chicago was a
swamp. The now-narrowed Galena River was once
more than 340 feet wide, and upon its crest float-
ed palatial steamers and heavily loaded packets ♦
B, D-2 THE LEVE E was the pulse of Galena;
the river was its route to and from its far-flung
market s. As many as eighteen steamers were tied
up at one time loading or unloading at the levee.
C, C-2 LOUISVILLE HOUSE 601 S.Main
Privately owned. Built in the 1820 T s as an hotel
for river and stagecoach travellers.
D« C-2 T HE FLOOD GATES can be closed in event
of flood. The Galena River has at times given
forceful reminders of its turbulent past.
CENTURY OLD BUILDINGS frame Galena ! s bow-shaped
Main Street - mute testimony to her once booming
industries in the days when all upper Mississippi
River traffic registered in the U. S. Customs
E. C-2 FLOOD PROTECTION DIKE The dike and the
20-foot high gates at the south entrance to this
town, protect the business district from flood.
F. C-2 OLD GRAIN HOUSES The four 4- story
buildings on the West side of Main Street in the
500 block. Heavily loaded wagons once lined Bench
Street, waiting to be unloaded. Grain was dropped
from the 3rd floor Bench Street entrance to the
Main Street level of these warehouses. Then the
grain was sacked and loaded on barges bound for
G. C-2 COMMISSION HOUSE 420 S. Main
Here waterfront business was transacted when
Galena f s warehouses were a market well worth
GALENA of 1858 was a metropolis of the northwest.
It supported two daily newspapers, and a dozen
mills were operated here. Lumber yards, brick
and lime kilns, seven breweries, pottery shops,
three soap and candle factories, wagon shops, and
three leather finishing houses, were doing a
"land office n business*
1> C-2 DESOTO HOUSE corner Main and Green Sts.
In April 1855 the 240 room DeSoto House, with
accommodations for four hundred guests, opened
as the "largest hotel in the West". Six to seven
hundred persons were arriving daily by riverboat,
stagecoach and railroad, and rooms in this magni-
ficient House were in great demand.
Abraham Lincoln spoke from the now-removed balcony
in 1S56. Ulysses S.Grant maintained his 1363 pres-
idential headquarters here. The DeSoto House was
the scene of many resplendent military cotillions
during the Civil War era.
These original walls have echoed to stirring de-
bates of national trends, inspired by voices of
the wise and learned leaders in culture, music,
art, philosophy and statesmanship.
As Galena T s population and prestige declined,
there was no longer need for such a large hostelry
In 1830 the two upper stories, closed since 1875,
were removed. The seventy remaining rooms are now
individually appointed for the modern comforts of
today f s travellers.
2. C-2 U.S. POST OFFICE Green St.
Constructed as a Customs House in I858, for use
of the river traffic. Erected under the direction
of Ely S. Parker, a full-blooded educated Indian
of the Seneca Tribe. He was Brigadier General and
Military Secretary for General U. S. Grant.
3. C-2 THE GENERAL STORE S« Main
A facinating, well-stocked reconstructed General
Store, 0ffice,?ar Room and Kitchen.
4. C-2 GALENA GAZETTE & ADVERTISER 222 S. Main
Founded 1834; second oldest newspaper in Illinois.
C-3 GRANT LEATHER STORE 211 S. Main
reconstructed Leather Store of the 1860's.
6. C-2 FRINK- WALKER STAGE LINE 212 S.Main
Site of the Stage Depot, Hall and Tavern. Frink-
Walker sent the first stagecoach from Galena to
Chicago in 1836. By 1857 fifteen stage lines
radiated from this town.
7 . C-2 Site of J ,R, GRANT STORE 120 S. Main
See D.A.R. placque. It was here that Ulysses S.
Grant worked for his father, from the spring of
1860 to the spring of 1861.
8. B-3 THE CRACK POT ANTIQUES 116 S. Main
9. B-3 OLD MARKET HOUSE Commerce & Perry.
Opened June 27, 1846 o This Greek Revival struc-
ture is the oldest Market House in the Midwest* A
State Memorial; free admission©
10. B-3 MARKET SQUARE
Matrons in hoopskirts and shawls mingled on the
square with heavily-clad farmers, rough looking
miners in ocher-stained flannel shirts and heavy
leather boots, and Indians in colorful blankets.
For a daily fee of 250 a farmer could park on the
square and sell his farm produce direct from his
wagon to the bustling crowd. The latest gossip
and heated discussions of current topics, could
always be heard "on the square".
11 o B-3 THE LAST COBBLESTONE STREET
Perry Street between Main & Bench Streets .
12. B-3 AMOS FARRAR CABIN 208 Perry
Open to the public. The present house is built
around the log cabin which stood inside THE OLD
STOCKADE. During the Indian uprising it was a
shelter for women and children. See D.A.R. placque,
13. B-3 FIRST POST OFFICE 200 N. Main
Now Robertson's Drug Store. On June 4, 1826 the
first post office in Galena was located on this
site; known as the "Fever River" post office.
14 o B-3 2nd COUNTY COURTHOUSE 216 N. Main
Erected l83^u Now J. P. Vincent & Sons Monument
V/orks. Half of this building was rented to the
County for use as a courthouse • It held the first
theater of the lead mining area, in I838, when
the Jefferson-McKenzie Players came from Chicago
in open wagons to play in Galena.
15 o B-3 DOWLING'S STONE STORE Diagonal St.
Erected 1826; the oldest stone structure remain-
ing in Galena. In its day of log cabins it was
unique due to its heavy walls of native stone.
16. B-3 DOWLING SHOP ANTIQUES Diagonal St.
17 • A-4 OLD TOWN Broadway Ave.
See the old street lights, small parkway in the
center of the street, framing the old and quaint
buildings. This was the original site of the city.
In the early days a cooper shop, a tannery, a saw-
mill and a smelter operated here. Expansion of
industries caused building of the business section
in its present location.
18. B-4 PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE across Galena River
Located at the site of the 1647 Meeker Street
19 . A-4 SWIMMING POOL
Located two blocks north of the Pedestrian Bridge $
on the Scales Mound Road. At the site of the old
20. A-3 JO DAVIESS COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Erected 1639 312 N. Bench
Captain U. S. Grant offered his West Point train-
ing and Mexican War experience at a mass meeting
held here in April 1661. when President Abraham
Lincoln called for 75*000 volunteers to save the
21. A-3 ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 400 Franklin .
Founded 1850. In 1856 the first brick edifice was
erected following plans by Father Samuel Charles
Mazzuchelli, 0. P.
22. B-3 TAYLOR HOUSE ANTIQUES 201 N. Bench
Special Christmas Room! Victorian RoomI Eagles
Roost I Party Paper RoomI Village Store I and
the Littlest Import Shop I
23 . B-2 DOWLING HOUSE 120 N .Bench
A storybook house; erected 1847 ♦ Privately owned.
Parts of this house were used as description for
the home of fictional Abby Delight, the heroine
of Janet Ayer Fairbanks 1 popular novel of 1932-
"The Bright Land."
2k. B-2 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 108 N. Bench
Founded 1828. Erected 1838. The oldest Presby-
terian Church in Illinois in continuous use. The
"Guild" of this church sponsors the Annual Pilgri«
mage through Historic Homes f
25. B-2 GALENA FIRE STATION 101 S. Bench
The city is speedily and efficiently protected
by our Volunteer Fire Department.
26. B-2 GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 109 S . Prospect
Founded 1827. Erected 1847. A grey stone, vine
covered edifice, buttressed and castellated in
Tudor style. Stained glass windows imported from
Belgium; magnificient alter, reredos and choir
stalls of hand carved black walnut. The delicate
silvery tones of the 1838 one-manual organ have
been strengthened by an alectric blower.
27. A-2 BLACK HAWK WAR MEMORIAL S. Prospect
In 1832 Galena became a fortified military cam£>.
A runway was built from this military out-
look post to the Amos Farrar cabin inside the old
stockade. Bouldar marker placed by the D.A.R.
28. A-2 DR. EDW. KITTOE HOME 105 High
He was surgeon & Medical Director of the Army of
Tennessee; a Lieut. Col. on Grant's staff.
29. A-l GEN. JOHN A. RAWLIN'S HOME 517 Hill
He was Chief of Grant T s war staff; and Secretary
of War during Grant f s presidency.
30. A-l GEN. WM. R. ROWLEY HOME 515 Hill
Clerk of the Circuit Court. A Brigadier General
& Provost Marshal on Grant's staff.
31. VILLAGE BARN & LITTLE ACRES
(not shown on map. Highway 20-W at Division
Location of "Country Fair" on specified dates.
32 « A-l 1812 CEMETERY Washington & Dodge
In this pioneer cemetery are the graves of many
33. B-l GRANT'S PRE-WAR HOME 121 High
D,A,R. placqued. Captain Grant left from this
home in l86l« to enter the Federal Army,
34 , B-l ST, MATTHEW 1 S LUTHERAN CHURCH 127 High
Organized September 22, 1858.
35, C-l A SCENIC VIEW The plaza in front of
the Central Elementary School is a vantage point
from which to view the valley and hills beyond,
36, C-l WHITE HOUSE ANTIQUES 413 S. Prospect
In 1833 Dan Wann contracted for construction of
this house© Instead of cash, payment was stipu -
lated as n ,,lead delivered at the Galena wharf n .
37, C-l THE SCHOOL STEPS Green St,
Numerous such stairways carry pedestrians ,
38, B-2 QUALITY HILL S, Prospect
The roaring life of the mines and river trade
brought wealth, and M Quality Hill" grew, blending
a new way of living with an Old World nostalgia,
39, C-l METHODIST MANSE S, Prospect
Privately owned. This former Methodist manse
was the home of Bishop Vincent, founder of the
40, B-2 FELT'S FOLLY 125 S, Prospect
Privately owned, Victorian mansion, built in the
1840 f s by Lucius Felt, The stone steps, costing
$40,000, were dubbed "Felt's Folly".
The house has a ballroom in the mansard. It con-
tains 23 rooms including seven bedrooms with
original marble washstands, A pretentious home
with beautiful landscaped gardens.
OUR SPIRITUAL HERITAGE
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Spiritual home of the Ulysses S. Grant
family. Their pew is appropriately placqued.
125 S. Bench Street (Map No. 42 B-2)
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Founded 1828 Erected 1838
108 N. Bench St. (Map No. 24 B-2)
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Founded 1827 Erected 1847
109 S. Prospect St. (Map No. 26 B-2)
THESE MORE-THAN-CENTURY-OLD CHURCHES
INVITE YOU TO WORSHIP WITH THEM
West St. near Washington St.
(Located beyond the limits of
the attached map)
SOUTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Founded January 5, 1846 Erected 1847
513 South Bench Street (Map No. 51 D-l)
In September 1960 the South Presbyterian Church
and the Hill Presbyterian church united, and now are
known as the WESTMINSTER UNITED PRESBY-
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
400 Franklin Street (Map No. 42 A-3)
ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Founded 1832 217 S. Bench Street
(Map No. 47 C-2)
ST. MATTHEW'S EVANGELICAL
127 High Street Map No. 34 B-l
For new vistas in a variety vacationland,
THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Along this 573-mile scenic corridor are numerous State Parks and Memorials,
photo-scenic lookout spots offering magnificent panoramic views, Indian Mounds, his-
toric and architectural treasures.
Sportsminded travelers will find good hunting and fishing, harbor and boat
launching facilities and waterfront recreation, a variety of nature trails, picnic and
camping sites. Numerous spring and fall festivals are held in towns along this route.
Nineteen hundred pilot wheel markers, from East Dubuque to Cairo, will guide
motorists. On the 1961 official Illinois Highway Department maps, the route of the
GREAT RIVER ROAD is identified with miniature reproductions of the markers.
41. B-2 TURNER HALL 103 S. Bench
Has many historic associations • Though gutted by
fire and remodeled since it was built in 1S74,
this auditorium with its double-decked boxes be-
side the stage, recalls the hey-dey of the Victor-
42. B-2 FIRST METHODIST CHURCH 125 S. Bench
Founded 1S29. Spiritual home of the U. S. Grant
family. Their pew is appropriately placquedo
43. C-2 WASHINGTON ST. STEPS S. Bench
The path taken by U. S. Grant from his home on
High Street, to the J.R.Grant Store on Main St.
44. C-2 FIRE HOUSE No. 1 S. Bench
Six such small structures housed the hand- drawn
equipment, so that apparatus would not have to be
drawn long distances.
Inside, can be seen a hand-drawn and manually
operated 1#55 pumper used by our volunteer fire-
men. In the bell tower hangs the last old fire
bell in Galena. The Galena Volunteer Fire Com-
pany was organized February 1, 1#30.
45. C-2 HISTORICAL MUSEUM 211 S. Bench
This building houses the City Hall, Community
Hall and the Museum. Outstanding among the more
than 65OO items of early Americana and the Civil
War era, is the life-size oil painting "Peace
in Union" depicting Lee f s surrender to Grant at
46. C-2 CROSS THE STREET
See the row of brick houses recreating an Old
World Atmosphere. Here the Bench street entrance
to Main Street buildings, is by narrow bridges
from the sidewalk to the houses.
47. C-2 ST. MICHAEL 1 S CHURCH 217 S. Bench
The "cradle of Catholicity" in the Northwest.
This was a flourishing parish before the first
Catholic church was founded in Chicago. Father
Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, 0. P., was its most
48. C-2 THE NEWHALL HOME 235 S. Bench
Erected 1847 by Dr. Horatio Newhall, a pioneer
physician. Verandas were added in the 1690s.
A massive structure, topped by an octagonal
cupola. Now, the Nash Funeral Home •
C-2 CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 301 S. Bench
rganized September 10, 1944*
50. B-l ST. MICHAEL'S PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Since l880 o 413 S. Bench
51. D-l SOUTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 513 S. Bench
Founded Jan. 5* 1846. Erected 1847 o Members of
this church sponsor the Violet Show and Old South
Activities annually held on "Tour Weekend".
52. D-l FELT CARNEGIE LIBRARY 601 S. Bench
Organized 183 5 • Building erected 1908.
53. D-l FREDERICK STAHL HOME 603 S. Bench
Erected 1834 • Privately owned. He took the first
load of lead from here to Chicago in 1833 j at the
time the Potawattomie Treaty was made. He loaded
the wagons, drawn by two eight-oxen teams, with
3500 pounds of lead each, and travelled via Dixon.
54 o D-l THE OLD STORE - ANTIQUES 334 Spring
55. E-l JOHN E. SMITH HOME 807 S» Bench
Erected in the 1850 f s. He operated a jewelry and
silversmith store in Galena at the start of the
Civil War. A Major-General on Grant f s staff.
ON THE EAST SIDE
56. E-3 E. B. WASHBURNE HOME 908 Third
Privately owned. Built in 1833; remodeled and en-
larged in the l850 f s. On the lawn of this South-
ern Colonial residence Grant drilled the first
raw recruits from this area in f 6l. E.B.Washburne
served eighteen years in Congress. He was U.S.
Ambassador to the Court of France during Grant f s
57 . E-3 ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD DEPOT
Foot of Bouthillier St.
In 1854 the "Iron Horse 11 of the "Central" rail-
road roared across the prairie into this raetrop -
olis of the midwest. General Grant alighted at
the Illinois Central Station August IS, 1865. He
departed from here to take office as 18th presi-
dent of the United States.
58. D-3 GRANT PARK Park Ave at Jackson St .
Dedicated in 1891, when the first U.S.Grant Cele-
bration was held. See the bronze memorial statue
"Grant - our Citizen". The Fountain was present-
ed to the city by the G.A.R. Ladies Auxiliary •
Canons can be seen here from the Civil War, the
Spanish American War, and World War I .
59 D-3 PANORAMIC VIEW A favorite spot
for artists and camera enthusiasts. Looking
westward the beauty of the town stands out as in
60. D-4 CAPT. ORRIN SMITH HOME
S.E. Corner Jackson & Park Av.
He was a wealthy, colorful and pious boatman.
Where ever his boat might be at midnight Saturday
night, she was tied up, and not moved again un-
til after midnight Sunday night. If no minister
was available Cap f t Smith led religious service •
61. C-4 THE ROCK HOUSE ANTIQUES Third St.
62. C-4 THE UNION HOUSE 403 Park Av.
When built in 1839, this was a tavern accommoda -
ting four boarders. A stairway led from the
rear porch to the river below©
63 . D-4 GRANT HOME STATE MEMORIAL
This is the home that the citizens of Galena
presented to General U. S. Grant on August 18,
I865, when he returned from the Civil War. Now a
State Memorial; admission free.
GENERAL GRANT DANCED AT THE DESOTO HOUSE
An Illinois Central "Special" - on September 11, 1865 - brought some forty military and
civilian dignitaries from Chicago to attend the Complimentary Ball and Banquet honor-
ing General U. S. Grant.
Five hundred invitations were extended for the great occasion. Major General John A.
Logan spoke from the DeSoto House balcony, sustaining his refutation as an orator!
The great dining hall of the DeSoto House was superbly decorated. Flags of every de-
scription were festooned upon the pillars, and portraits of Grant and Logan and other
generals adorned the walls. Muskets were stacked around the hall ; and a huge Ameri-
can Eagle in bronze perched on a pedestal. The banquet table was lavishly and elegant-
The assembled military personnel included Major General Mason Brayman, Col. Orville
E. Babcock, Col. Adam Badeau, Majors J. R. Hotallmg, J, B. Dent f and S. Wait.
Governor Richard J. Oglesby, Secretary of State 0, M, Hatch, and State Treasurer
Sharon Tyndale were among the dignitaries. The press was represented by Sam J. Me-
dill of the Chicago Tribune, and by reporters of more than a half dozen other news-
General Grant tripped the light fantastic with the guests, then at 1:00 a. m. he with
his family and staff withdrew, while the rest of the party kept on with the dance until
On the following morning General Grant and his party left for Springfield, Illinois
and St. Louis, Missouri in the four magnificent coaches which the Illinois Central Rail-
ELECTION NIGHT REMINISCENCE
Huge bonfires were lit on the hills, and residences were illuminated throughout the
town. General Smith commanded the Galena Tanners, and Colonel Miller commanded
the mounted artillery unit. The Galena Leadmine Band and the Dubuque Germania
Band supplied the beat for the marching feet.
Several thousands marched in the torchlight parade to the Bouthillier Street residence
of Ulysses S. Grant. Enroute, a large unoccupied building had been set afire, and as
the procession passed this structure every timber blazed #nd the flames lighted up the
Three rousing cheers greeted the President-elect, and he made a brief speech from the
piazza. The bands serenaded the future 18th President of the United States, and a mag-
nificent display of fireworks was set off on the Grant home lawn. Within seconds after
the signal Roman Candle was touched off, more than a thousand candles sent balls
of fire into the air, shedding a brilliant light that illuminated the sky.
Then the paraders moved on to the residence of Hon^. E. B. Washburne, who had just
been elected to Congress for his 9th term. Cheered by the crowd, and seranaded by the
bands, he responded with a brief and eloquent speech.
A similiar ceremony was held at the home of Major General John E. Smith, then the
torchlight paraders wound their way around town before disbanding.
GALENA AND THE DESOTO HOUSE
HAVE SHARED IN THE PAGEANT OF HISTORY
Opened In April 1855 the 5 story. 240 room DeSoto House
"the most luxurous hotel In the west."
Ulysses S. Grant maintained hit
1868 presidential campaign head-
quarters at the DeSoto House
On August 24, 1858 at 2 p.m.
Stephen A. Douglass, "The Little
Giant," addressed a mass meeting
from this same balcony.
Abraham Lincoln spoke from the
(now removed) balcony July 23,
1856. His closing sentence was
later to become a civil war
slogan: "All this talk about the
dissolution of the Union is hum-
bug—nothing but folly. We WON'T
dissolve the Union, and you
By 1880 Galena's prosperity had faded, population and
commerce declined, and the two upper stories (closed
since 1875) were removed.
The original roof was raised on screw Jacks, then
lowered gradually as the two stories were removed.
Of her it is said with no Idle boast,
To men of great fame, she acted as host;
With pride she can point to her chambers today.
Where heroes renowned have once "hit the hay."
Reprinted from "Rhythm of the River"
with permission of author
Ceremonies April 30, 1960, unveiling the Illinois State His-
torical Society marker at the DeSoto House. At this 6th
Annual U. S. Grant Pilgrimage 1703 Boy Scouts took part In the
ceremonies. Dubuque Telegraph Herald Photo.
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GALENA SUNDAY APRIL 29™ 1855
PORK AND GREENS
BAKED PORK AND
BOILED POTATOES TURNIPS
MASHED POTATOES PARSNIP
PASTRY and PUDDING
GRAPE PIE APPLE PIE
GREEN PEACH PIE GAGE PLUM PIE
NUTS ICE CREAM RAISINS
IN 1855 A ROOM AT THElDiSotiv A WINE LIST SHOWS CHAMPAGNE SOLD
HOUSE WAS PRICED TO INCLUDE FOUR AT*2*P A QUARTOS? A PINT. THATMADEIRO
MEALS A AY. 'BREAKFAST b'6. TO 90 CLOCK, SOLD FOR *1<>o A QUART; S/8R0WN STOUT
DINNER iJiOCLOCKj TEA fc'4 OCLOCK; SUPPER LONDONPORTER" LIKEWISE ALE, AT 75* A
8 TO 9 0' CLOCK? B$Tfc ? #*°-° DAU Y 0} QUART.
-OLD FASHIONED HOSPITALITY WITH MOOERN ACCOMMODATIONS
c^~z* t)tSotb+hn4At *^->
230 SOUTH MAIN ST. OALENA ILLINOIS
IN THE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT
THE JO DAVIESS GUARD WAS DRILLED BY U. S. GRANT
Prof. G. A.
Gen. A. L,
J. R. Lamb,
Five thousand persons gathered on the
25th of April 1861 to bid the 106-man JO
DAVIESS GUARD "God Speed" when
it departed from Galena for the battle-
fields of the Civil War.
Augustus L. Chetlain was the first man
to sign the Muster Roll, closely followed
by Wallace Campbell, J. Bates Dickson,
and others. At Captain U. S. Grant's
suggestion Augustus Chetlain was elec-
ted Captain of the Company. Wallace
Campbell was elected First Lieutenant,
and J. Bates Dickson was elected Second
Patriotic women called upon Grant for
advice regarding the correct regulation
infantry uniform, then they solicited
funds, bought material, commissioned
tailors to cut the garments, and the
women sewed the uniforms. Mean-
while Grant drilled these men, and
within a few days the company was uni-
formed and ready to report at Spring-
field for assignment.
As departure hour arrived, the volun-
teers marched to the depot along streets
lined with cheering well-wishers. They
were led by the Galena Brass Band, and
followed by Liberty Fire Company No.
1. They were flanked on the right by
Neptune Fire Company No. 2, and on the
left by Relief Hook & Ladder Co. No. 4.
Members of Galena Fire Company No. 3
were next in the procession, just ahead
of the Schreiners Brass Band, who was
followed by the German Societies, Mayor,
City Council, representatives of civic or-
ganizations and citizens.
In front of the DeSoto House the proces-
sion halted for brief ceremonies, at
which a silk flag made by Galena ladies
was presented to the Company. Mr. E. A.
Small made the presentation and Cap-
tain Augustus L. Chetlain gave the ac-
ceptance speech. Captain U. S. Grant
fell in at the rear left of the Company
and marched with it across the Green
Street Bridge to the Illinois Central
Railroad Depot. Here brief addresses
were given by Mayor Robert Brand and
Rev. J. H. Vincent, and a revolver of
rare workmanship was presented to
Professor G. A. Godat, the color bearer.
Of the sixty companies accepted by the
State of Illinois, the Jo Daviess Guard
was the only one to arrive in Camp
Yates fully uniformed, and with military
precision and discipline. The Jo Daviess
Guard became Company F of the Twelfth
Regiment, Illinois Infantry, assigned to
the right center of the Regiment and
designated as the "Color Company".
GALENA WOMAN WAS A PRIVATE IN THE
Galena-born Clarissa Emily Gear
Hobbs served with the boys in blue,
travelling with her husband, Dr. J. C. H.
Hobbs, M. D. In her Memoirs Mrs.
Hobbs wrote: "The only way I could go
with my husband was to have my name
placed on the roster as a private soldier
and detailed to work in the hospital. It
was Col. Wood, a West Point man, who
arranged the details; 'You can draw
your rations as a soldier of the Iowa
12th, have two blankets issued to you,
and can go that way' ".
Their first winter with troops was
spent at the Regimental Hospital at St.
Louis. In early January they were
shipped to Smithland, Kentucky. Within
a few hours after Northern Troops took
Ft. Henry, the "Long Roll" sounded at
Smithland. Soldiers left their sick beds
to answer the call "to arms", rushing on
to the transports waiting to carry them
on to Fort Donelson on the Tennessee
All night the hospital staff heard guns
booming, and the next morning news
came that Fort Donelson was captured
by Union forces. Soon the transports
returned to Smithland, flags at half-
mast, filled with wounded soldiers.
Mrs. Hobbs was recognized as a Nurse
of the Iowa 12th, but at that time no
provision had been made for nurses, and
she wrote in her memoirs, "So I never
got my $13.00 per month." She later re-
ceived a government pension of $12.00
Source: "Autobiography of Clarissa E. Gear Hobbs," Vol. 17 Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society.
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YOUTH ANSWERED LINCOLN'S CALL!
THOMAS E. REYNOLDS of Galena,
enlisted July 30, 1862, mustered in Sept.
4, 1862; mustered out June 10, 1865. He
served with the Ninety-sixth Infantry-
He enlisted as a Private at the age of
17, but was detailed as Drummer, and
served with the Regimental Band till the
close of the war ; was never absent except
for about three weeks in the spring of
1863; was present and acted with the
Ambulance Corps in every engagement
in which the Regiment participated.
His post-war activity was as a mem-
ber of the firm of Fiddick & Reynolds,
Boot and Shoe Dealers, Galena, Illinois.
Chicago Historical Society Reference Report, from History of the Ninety-Sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer In-
fantry. Edited by Charles A. Partridge. Brown, Pettibone & Co., Chicago: 1887. pb882. Also, Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois Vol. V p 457.
FLAG OF THE GALENA LEAD MINE REGIMENT
Can be seen at the Galena Historical Museum. This was the first flag to enter
Vicksburg when the city fell, July 4, 1863. The flag was brought to Galena
by General Smith ; and loaned to the Museum by his grandson, W. K. K. Smith.
THESE CIVIL WAR MILITARY LEADERS
LEFT GALENA TO SERVE AND SAVE THE UNION
John A. Rawlins
ULYSSES S. GRANT
William R. Rowley
John Carson Smith
John E. Smith
Ilustratlons: Courtesy Illinois State Historical Library— U. S. Grant, Ely S. Parker, John A. Rawlins, William R.
Rowley and A. L. Chetlaln ■«.*«.
Courtesy Chicago Historical Soclety-J. A. Maltby. John O. Duer, J. E. Smith and J. C. Smitn
THE HERO'S WELCOME
Grand triumphal arch across Main Street, welcoming General U. S. Grant home, — on
the ISth day of August 1865. The five-story DeSoto House, shown above, was a beehive
Grant and his party arrived in Ga-
lena on a 3 p. m. Illinois Central "special"
train. Twenty-five thousand persons
welcomed him amid the firing of can-
non, and waving of flags. Carriages con-
veyed the General and his party from
the depot to the DeSoto House, where
ceremonies were held. The procession
kept time to the music of the 15th Corps,
the Germania, Dubuque and other bands.
The triumphal arch was trimmed
with evergreens, "emblematic of the nev-
er fading honors that will encircle the
brows of those that won them". A finely
carved American Eagle, with the em-
blems of victory and peace in its beak,
was mounted on the arch overlooking the
grandstand and crowd in the street be-
On this arch stood thirty six young
ladies dressed in white, each waving a
national flag. As the General and Mrs.
Grant approached they showered flowers
along their pathway. The Hon. E. B.
Washburne gave the welcoming address,
and Rev. Vincent replied on behalf of
Ulysses S. Grant.
At the close of the ceremonies Grant
received the key to the home on the East
side of the Galena River, — which is now
known as the GRANT HOME STATE
MEMORIAL. Taking up residence in his
new home, he was once again "Grant —
GRANT'S HOME LIFE DURING ELECTION WEEK
While a nation waited for the decisive election day,
activities of Ulysses S. Grant in his home town.
'Leslie Illustrated" sent a photographer to record the
—"Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Nov. 14, 1868
A FAMILIAR SCENE in Galena even during election
week. Grant's dally schedule remained unchanged.
After lunch he rested or walked or went for a
PRESIDENT ELECT U. S. GRANT maintained his
1868 election campaign Headquarters at the
DESOTO HOUSE. Here he Is shown chatting with
the desk clerk.
This Is the 1857 home which the local
presented to Grant August 18. 1865, when he re-
turned to Galena — the foremost military figure of
It is now the U. S. GRANT HOME, a state memorial
GRANT HOME IN GALENA AND THE
FAMILY COAT OF ARMS
DEAR TO GRANTS HEART was the twlghllght hours when family and friends gathered at THE FIRESIDE CIRCLE.
Illustrations Courtesy Illinois State Historical Library
ULYSSES S. GRANT
18th President of the United States
1869 - 1877
"// the people want me, they'll elect
me", Grant said. While his opponent
stumped vigorously, General U. S. Grant
remained in Galena, quiet and unassum-
ing as always. The president-elect main-
tained personal headquarters at the De-
Soto House. A Republican nominee, he
was inevitable choice for President.
HISTORIANS HAVE RECORDED:
HIS PRIMARY CONCERN was for
the public debt, and during his two ad-
ministrations the national debt and taxes
HE WAS THE FIRST PRESI-
DENT to propose a Civil Service based
on merit; this much needed reform was
finally accepted in 1883.
IN 1871 HE SECURED RATIFI-
CATION of the Treaty of Washington,
and the United States and Great Britain
were the first countries to set an example
to the world of "settlement by arbitra-
OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF
HIS ADMINISTRATION included (a)
an Indian Commission to improve the lot
of the Indians; (b) establishment of Yel-
lowstone National Park; (c) the study
of water resources and problems of a
watershed in California; (d) his efforts
in behalf of better educational facilities;
(e) his partially successful efforts to es-
tablish a merchant marine; (f ) the enun-
ciation of a tariff policy; and (g) pro-
vision for an orderly and peaceful suc-
cession after a contested presidential
HIS VISION WENT BEYOND
HIS GENERATION, and many of the
measures he favored were not adopted
until after his administration ended.
Some of these were (a) the estab-
lishment of a naval base; (b) a market
for the mutual exchange of trade with
the Carribbean; (c) construction of an
isthmian canal; (d) an organization for
the settlement of international disputes,
and many others.
Though the nation paid him homage as a General and as a President, and notwith-
standing that kings had doffed their crowns to him, when ex-president U. S. Grant re-
turned to his Galena home following two presidential terms and a trip around the world,
he again resumed his place as "GRANT— OUR CITIZEN".
Source: Military Affairs, Vol. XVLL 1953
Illustration Courtesy Of The nilnois State Historical Library
ULYSSES S. GRANT
A GALENA CHRONOLOGY
1860 He moved to Galena, arriving aboard the streamer "Itasca", accom-
panied by his wife and their four small children.
His pre-war residence was a modest brick home at 121 High Street.
1861 Captain U. S. Grant, answered President Abraham Lincoln's call for
volunteers to save the Union.
Aug. 18, 1865 Galena's greatest day - when 25,000 persons welcomed General Ulysses
Grant home from the Civil War.
1868 Ulysses S. Grant maintained his presidential campaign headquarters
at the DeSoto House.
1869-1877 Ulysses S. Grant - 18th President of the United States.
1879 Following his two-year world tour Ex-President Grant returned to
Galena, and was a familiar figure here, until
1881 When he moved to New York. Expecting to return to Galena in his
reclining years, he retained his home here.
BORN: April 27, 1822, at Point Pleasant, Ohio.
DIED: July 23, 1885, at McGregor, New York.
BURIED: In Grant's Tomb, Riverside, New York.
on the sides
of the stately granite
Grant City Park,
of Jo Daviess County
the supreme sacrifice
THE FIRST ALL-YOUTH PROGRAM
IN THE NATION'S CIVIL WAR OBSERVANCE
took place in Galena April 29, 1961
Gen. Grant III Dines in Grant Memorial Home
An elegant 19th century party in the kerosene-lamp lighted home of his famous
grandfather, arranged by the Department of Conservation, State of Illinois April 29, 1961.
A Record Shattering U. S. Grant Pilgrimage
Some of the 3,005 Boy Scouts, Explorers and Scouters from four states who took part in the
ceremonies sponsored by the U. S. Grant Council, B. S. A., and the Galena Woman's Club.
Gen. U. S. Grant III, Chairman, National Civil War Centennial Commission and Dr. Frank
F. Gross, Central Commander. John T. Graves, Camp No. 516, Sons of Confederate
Veterans, addressed the assembled scouts. —Galena Gazette Photos.
ANNUAL GRANT FETE Boy Scout Pilgrimage, last Saturday in April. Girl Scout
Day, first Saturday in May. Write Grant Birthday Committee, DeSoto House, Galena,
PILGRIMAGE THRU HISTORIC GALENA HOMES, sponsored by the Guild of the
First Presbyterian Church, annually on the last weekend in September. Write Tour of
Historic Homes, Galena, Illinois.
Added attractions on Tour Weekend :
MARKET DAYS held on Market Square. Contact Jo Daviess County Home Bureau,
ART EXHIBIT in the Market House.
VIOLET SHOW at Community Hall; write Ladies Aid, Westminster United
Presbyterian Church, Galena, 111.
THE SWEET SHOPPE : Write Sigma Pi Sorority, Westminster United Presbyterian
Church, Galena, 111.
THE BLACKSMITH SHOP: Write Williard Richardson, Galena, 111.
OLD FASHIONED MELODRAMA:
AVENUE OF ANTIQUES: Main Street merchants' windows display antiques, his-
toric documents and items "out of the past".
THE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL
WILL AWAKEN RENEWED INTEREST IN GALENA, THE MOST
PERFECTLY PRESERVED HISTORIC TOWN IN ILLINOIS
THE U. S. GRANT PILGRIMAGE FOR BOY SCOUTS & EXPLORERS will stress
a Civil War Centennial Commemoration theme in the Pilgrimages held on the last Sat-
urday in April, 1961 thru 1965. Advance reservations required. Individual and unit
awards. For details write U. S. Grant Council, Boy Scouts of America, 616 W.
Stephenson Street, Freeport Illinois.
CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIONS
Plan to be with us!
U. S. GRANT PILGRIMAGE
FOR BOY SCOUTS AND EXPLORERS
7th Annual— Sat., April 29, 1961
8th Annual— Sat., April 28, 1962
9th Annual— Sat., April 27, 1963
10th Annual— Sat., April 25, 1964
11th Annual— Sat., April 24, 1965
July 2 thru 8, 1961, A City-wide Civil War Centennial Commemoration, with num-
erous special events and attractions. Historical pageant nightly July 4th thru 8th.
Contact Galena Historical Society.
Catholic — St. Mary's
Catholic — St. Michael's .
Episcopal — Grace
Lutheran — St. Matthew's
Methodist, The First
Dowling Shop ....
Rock House ..
" Presbyterian, The First
B-i Presbyterian, Hill
B-2 Presbyterian, The South
. 130 S. West St.
. 36 C-l
POINTS OF INTEREST
Black Hawk War Boulder 27 A-2
Bridge — pedestrian 18 B-4
Bridge — U. S. 20 A E-2
Cemetery — 1812 32 A-l
Cobblestone Street 11 B-3
Commission House G C-2
County Court House - site 14 B-3
County Courthouse 20 A-3
De Soto House 1 C-2
Dowling House 23 B-2
Dowling Stone Store 15 B-3
Farrar, Amos — Cabin 12 B-3
Felt's Folly 40 B-2
Fire House No. 1 44 C-2
Fire Station 25 B-2
Flood Gates D C-2
Flood Dike Protection E C-2
Frink-Walker Stage Site 6 C-2
Gazette & Advertiser 4 C-2
General Store 3 C-2
Gram Houses F C-2
Grant Memorial Home 63 D-4
Grant's Pre-war Home 33 B-l
Grant Park 58 D-3
Grant Statue 59 D-3
Grant, J. R. Store — site 7 C-2
Grant Store — reconstructed 5 C-3
Hotel DeSoto ...... 1 C-2
111. Central R. R. Station 57 E-3
Kittoe, Edw., home 28 A-2
Levee B D-2
Library ..... 52 D-l
Louisville House C C-2
Market House 9 B-3
Market Square 10 B-3
Methodist Manse (1st) 39 C-l
Mineral Museum Spring St. near 54 D-l
Museum 45 C-2
Newhall Home 48 C-2
Old Town ....................... 17 A-4
Parochial School 50 B-l
Parochial School 21 A-3
Post Office 2 C-2
Post Office — 1st site 13 B-3
Quality Hill 38 B-2
Rawlins, J. A, home 29 A-l
Rowley. -Wax. B^tOB D — — V» » 1
Smith, John E., home 55 E-l
Smith, Capt. O., home 60 D-4
Stahl, Fred, home 53 D-l
(Hill St. . 26 B-2
Steps .... (School 37 C-l
(Washington St. .. 43 C-2
Swimming Pool ..... 19 A-4
Turner Hall 41 B-2
Union House 62 C-4
Panoramic 59 D-3
View (Scenic 35 C-l
(Old World 46 C-2
Washburne, E. B., home 56 E-3
EAST SIDE —
Park Avenue and Bouthillier Street
See The Old Town Hall and Water
Village Barn & Little Acres
Highway 20-W at Division Street
Main Antique Store
Main & Green Streets
408 Washington Street
326 N. Main St.
OLD MARKET HOUSE
Inside can be seen "a graphic
exhibit of Illinois architecture"